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96% of students in GMIT have chosen to remain affiliated to USI (Union of Students’ in Ireland). With a total valid poll of 1076 votes, 1032 students voted ‘Yes’ to affiliation, with just 44 opposing and 6 spoilt votes.

This result will see GMIT Students’ Union, which represents Mayo, Letterfrack, Mountbellew and the Main Galway campuses remain one of USI’s member organisations.

The result has been welcomed by USI President Joe O’Connor, himself a GMIT graduate. GMITSU is the 10th largest member of USI.

USI President Joe O’Connor said:

“I am delighted that USI has received such overwhelming support from GMIT students. This reaffirms the broad support that USI has received from students across Ireland for its campaigns. As an alumnus of GMIT, I am proud that USI has such a high level of support here. I look forward to continually working with GMIT towards ensuring equity of access to higher education and the promotion of job creation.”

For more information contact Grainne O Reilly USI Communications and Research Executive on 0876776636 or 019052100

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